"Forbidden Planet" as TOS prequel?

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  1. Isis

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  2. Commodore_Rook

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    And yes, I have always thought FP could be considered an "unofficial" TOS prequil... as it does have a very Trek-ish feel to it, thou very early. Besides a few obvious things that stand out, it could fit nicely in the early days, especially before ENT came out and ruined everything...
     
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    No problem. Ignore ENT. A lot of us do. :lol:
     
  4. Isis

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    Re: "Forbidden Planet" as TOS prequel? Upcoming Broadcast

    If you missed yesterday's broadcast, you can (besides purchasing, of course) do a 48-hour rental at http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Pla...ref=sr_1_1_digr?ie=UTF8&qid=1294067957&sr=8-1

    Also, I happened to notice that Anne Francis passed away yesterday. What a sad coincidence. R.I.P., Ms Francis...
     
  5. Noname Given

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    Boy, that was real wit on display there, yes sir.:rolleyes:

    As for FP being a TOS sequel, considering that's the film that gave Gene Roddenbery the idea for Star Trek lock stock and barrel; and the Enterpriseregistry number is most likely a nod, since one of the first lines on the C-57D saucer bridge is:

    "De C at 17:01, skipper."

    It's pretty much clear where GR got his idea for Star Trek from.
     
  6. Potemkin_Prod

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    There was a fanzine printed in newsprint back in the late 70's and early 80's called, "Changeling," wherein Forbidden Planet was a part of the Star Trek universe history. The explosion of the planet resulted in the conflict that was still on-going in Kirk's era.

    Sadly, too, I saw on FoxNews today that Anne Francis has passed away, joining Leslie... :(
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yesterday, at the age of 80.

    Forbidden Planet is equal to Trek, not part of it.
     
  8. number6

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    Or how Star Wars isn't part of Battlestar Galactica.
     
  9. kkozoriz1

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    Thought this would be an appropriate place to bring this up...

    Just saw on the news that Anne Francis has passed away.

    Farewell, Altaira...

    Edit: Scooped
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Exactly. :lol:
     
  12. Gary7

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    Oh man, what crazy timing! She passed away on Sunday and I happened to watch Forbidden Planet on Monday night. Lived to the ripe age of 80, but getting taken out by cancer is just a horrible way to depart. :( I'd no idea she had some roles on the Twilight Zone.
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Oh yeah, and she was as attractive on TZ as in Forbidden Planet - in fact, looking at the storylines of the two episodes that she did, one could imagine that the casting sheets might have stipulated, "a flawlessly beautiful and appealing young woman."
     
  14. Ronald Held

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    Have to add my condolances.
     
  15. ToddPence

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    I had a copy of the Alternate Kennedys book years ago. The only two stories I remember were the Star Trek one and there was another one called something like "The Winterberry." The premise of the last one was that Kennedy survived the assassination attempt, but suffered severe brain damage to the point where he had the mentality of a retarted child, and the government hid the fact of his survival from the world at large. Because this story was told first person from the POV of Kennedy, it was somewhat reminiscent of "Flowers for Algernon".
    I also remember the cover of the anthology, which had a picture of an album cover in the style of "Meet the Beatles!" except it was "Meet the Kennedys!" with the four Kennedy brothers. Now THAT alone was worth the price of the paperback.
     
  16. Expo67

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    And look at Star Trek now, forty-five years later. Thanks to J.J. Abrams successful prequel/reboot, it is(if you will pardon the pun)better, stronger, and faster. :cool:
     
  17. Expo67

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    Don't feel bad. The same thing happened to me, too. Friday, I was watching my copy of the film(the MGM brand DVD). A day later, I saw it on TCM. Then the next day my wife tells me that Anne Francis has passed away.

    At least she is with Leslie Nielsen and Walter Pidgeon in the afterlife.
     
  18. Captain Robert April

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    Contrary to popular opinion, Star Trek didn't need JJ's help.

    I could comment further, but I think I'll leave it at that.
     
  19. Galileo7

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    Agreed.:vulcan:
     
  20. Ronald Held

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    What the Captain said.